Random Ridiculousness: Essence Atkins Finds True Love with Match.Com…

- By Bossip Staff

Actress Essence Atkins recently got married to her boyfriend Jamie Mendez who she met on a popular internet dating site last year in February.  According to Essence, she met Jamie on match.com and the two have been inseparable ever since:

“I wrote him a quick little note that I had read his profile, and then I signed off, Happy SAD Day – that’s Single Awareness Day,” says Essence, 37, who appeared on the UPN sitcom Half and Half.

A week later, Essence and Jamie had their first date and a year after that were engaged.  The wedding took place at Ambassador Mansion and Gardens in Pasadena, CA.  The favors consisted of match books and travel size candles for people coupled up and the single guests received six months free membership on Match.Com. Jamie who is Puerto-Rican was surprised that his wife got him an original salsa band for the weeding.

We’re happy someone found true love, but on Match.com… y’all know we couldn’t let that go.

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  • Samuel L. Jackson Beer

    good for them

  • SG

    ummm ok..Congrats ! they look happy!

  • tb

    Good looking guy. He looks old enough to be her dad though. Good luck to them.

  • Samuel L. Jackson Beer

    oh yeah, 1st and 2nd

  • Angee

    I saw this yesterday. Did she really meet him on Match? Either way, Congrats!!

  • Samuel L. Jackson Beer

    damn, guess i’ll just do with 1st then

  • THE TRUTH _ Pretty brown eyes

    so what if thats what it took her to find true love a dating website then so be it she looks happy. good for them hope it works out.

  • PriscillaP

    CONGRATS. Cute couple & good luck.

  • Blk Beauty 101

    Nice looking couple! I wish them the best.

  • num1dominicano

    she’s 37????

  • Aunt Viv

    Congratulations-they make a beautiful, happy couple. Best wishes to them.

    I didn’t know she was 37!

  • http://twitter.com/wyzepro WyzePro

    She looks good for her age….but I doubt this last..as soon as one of em gets busted effin around on the internet ( hey it’s bound to happen…considering that’s how they met) then the other one is going to bounce that azz!!

  • 6 Figgas

    Another dime off the market. Good luck with that sh*t though…

    * 8 out of 10 stories B*ssip runs are on M*diatakeout 2 or 3 days earlier. Consistent and epic failure.

  • THE TRUTH _ Pretty brown eyes

    good for her if it took her to find love on a dating website mayb more women should do that.

  • Unbought_and_Unafraid

    Damn —- she’s 37 … and I’ve been lusting after her since she was jailbait …. my how time flies.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/D4KEY33WIYJQZ4U7ZGL3G55MOE JoJo

    I heard about this, and she was saying how she liked the site because he didn’t know who she was before they actually met. I guess you can hide your pictures and just chat with the person first. She does look good for her age though, and congrats to them both. Hope it really works out.

  • Equinox

    They look very cute together. Btw, 37 is not old. What is she supposed to look like, all worn out and abused??

  • Welcome to Fantasy Island!!!

    He looks like Mr.York….

  • Sticky-n-Sweet

    I bet some of y’all dudes wish you had been on Match.com instead of scopin’ the club huh? Congrats to Essence then!

  • cranberry

    Well I think that is terrific. Congrats to the couple.

  • http://www.yahoo.com Re

    @6 figgaz

    Lol @ you pointing out constistant failures…

  • SIdEWaYZ

    That’s a lucky dude! She was one my celebrity crushes lol

  • mrs parker

    wtf is she suppose to do when you have every black man making a ho his wife or in with the swirl!!!!!!!

  • mz. perla

    I wanna know why its ridiculous to meet somebody on the net…..as if you know some one all the better if she’d picked him out on the street. get a grip, love comes from everywhere.

  • Jamaquina.Cubana

    Im very happy for her!
    But still skeptical/wary of the whole ‘internet dating’ thing!
    Knew people who met nuthin’ but psychos!!!

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